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Current projects: Workforce & Education

Identifying quality indicators for social prescribing

Using consensus methods, WSSPR researchers are working to identify quality indicators that can be used for social prescribing. Outcomes will inform the development of a social prescribing quality framework in Wales.

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

Developing training materials for evaluation in social prescribing

WSSPR aims to develop training materials for social prescribers and researchers to support evaluation and monitoring of social prescribing interventions. This will be done following development of the social prescribing evaluation methodology framework. 

Funder: Health & Care Research Wales

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

MRes - Suzy Rogers

Investigating art on prescription in Wales: how to achieve critical success factors for sustainability

 The aim of this research is to establish the critical success factors that enable the sustainability of Art-On-Prescription in Wales. Secondarily, the research is aimed to investigate how the critical success factors have the potential for long-term sustainability in social prescribing in Wales.

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

‘Enhancing Student Wellbeing through Social Prescribing’ :
A realist approach

A realist evaluation of a social prescribing intervention for higher education students to improve their well-being and mental health. The intervention will be implemented and evaluated in Wrexham Glyndŵr University and the principles will be transferred to University of South Wales.

Funder: Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Partners: Wrexham Glyndŵr University, University of South Wales, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC), PRIME Centre Wales.

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

Find out more by watching our videos on the overall project, what is social prescribing, Group Concept Mapping study and the Realist Review

Social Prescribing Learning Needs

Using consensus methods, researchers identified training needs that social prescribers felt were important, and available or not available, and where these fit on a career timeline of a person delivering social prescribing. 

Funder: Health Education & Improvement Wales

Partners: University of South Wales, PRIME Centre Wales, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Wrexham Glyndŵr University

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

Read the publication here. 

Developing an international glossary of terms for social prescribing

Across the UK and internationally a wide range of terms and vocabulary is used to talk about social prescribing and the roles and activities within social prescribing. This study involves a scoping review, followed by a Delphi study to develop a glossary of terms for social prescribing to address this issue. 

Funder: Health and Care Research Wales

Contact: Prof Carolyn Wallace

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